OLEAN, NY – Tuesday, the Common Council will consider a resolution to use contingency funds from the city’s 2018-2019 budget to purchase two police cars, police body cameras and other items.

The resolution includes the transfer of $185,282 from the the city’s general contingency account and $12,500 from the water fund contingency account to various capital fund accounts. Following the transfers, the funds would be used to purchase the two police vehicles, body cameras and a new license plate reader for the Police Department.

The remaining monies would be used for one-third of the cost of a forklift and for property revaluations, sidewalk program rebates, and traffic signal upgrades.

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The transfers would provide $105,000 for the city’s Vehicle Replacement Fund; $38,000 for police body cameras; $25,000 for property revaluations; $13,500 to upgrade traffic signals; $12,000 for the police equipment, and $4,282 for Olean’s sidewalk rebate program.

The council's meeting is set for 6:35 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 101 E. State St., and follows a 6:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting, which has on its agenda PL #45-19, which would authorize Mayor William Aiello to sign an easement between the City of Olean and NYSEG.

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